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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola: US hospital

A US photojournalist who was infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the deadly virus and will go home on Wednesday, the Nebraska hospital treating him said.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based. Find out more
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 21/10/2014 22:37

    Met defies protests to stage 'Klinghoffer' opera

    Defying picketers and audience disruptions, New York's Metropolitan Opera has opened "The Death of Klinghoffer," which explores the psyche of Palestinian hijackers who killed a wheelchair-bound US Jew.

  • 21/10/2014 22:22

    'Breaking Bad' drug dolls cook up Toys'R'Us controversy

    Toys"R"Us was embroiled in controversy Tuesday after a Florida woman complained about the kids' store selling dolls of fictional drug dealer Walter White and other characters from hit TV show "Breaking Bad."

  • 21/10/2014 09:31

    'Death Becomes Her:' British royalty headlines NY show

    The Oscar-winning Hollywood comedy "Death Becomes Her" has lent its name to a New York exhibition that reveals nothing was more becoming to a 19th century widow than black crepe.

  • 20/10/2014 23:56

    'Fury' wins war at N. American box office

    Brad Pitt's new war movie "Fury" slayed its way straight to the top of North America's box office, knocking "Gone Girl" out of first place, industry data showed Monday.

  • 20/10/2014 22:55

    Sleater-Kinney reunite for album, tour

    Sleater-Kinney, whose combination of snarling guitars and feminist politics made the band key to the riot grrrl movement, is reuniting for its first album in 10 years and a tour.

  • 22/10/2014 00:22

    Magnificent seven for Bayern as goals rain down

    Bayern Munich produced a stunning display to demolish Roma 7-1 on Tuesday but they were not the biggest winners on the most prolific evening in Champions League history.

  • 21/10/2014 23:51

    Ancelotti promises Real deal despite Bale absence

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has insisted his reigning European champions will stick with their attacking approach against Liverpool even without the injured Gareth Bale.

  • 21/10/2014 23:43

    Davies elected as new WRU chairman

    Former Wales fly-half Gareth Davies has been elected as the new chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), it was announced Tuesday.

  • 21/10/2014 23:33

    Both Serbia, Albania hope for favourable UEFA ruling

    Both Serbia and Albania are hoping for a favourable ruling from UEFA when European football's governing body meets Thursday over the violence that halted the Balkan rivals' Euro 2016 qualifier last week.

  • 21/10/2014 23:10

    Drogba on target in Chelsea rout of Maribor

    Didier Drogba scored his first goal since returning to Chelsea as Jose Mourinho's side took control of Champions League Group G with a crushing 6-0 victory over Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.